Sunnybrook Preserve Lodge, Geauga Park District




Sunnybrook Preserve is a 73-acre preserve in eastern Chester Township. Through most of the twentieth century, the property was maintained for horticultural purposes. It is Geauga Park District's intent to protect this natural area in perpetuity so events, like your wedding, will be filled with beauty and ease. In 1928 Dr. Harold and Edith Ruh purchased 170 acres in Chesterland to establish Sunnybrook Farms Nursery as a commercial venture, but also to provide their children with “a chance at productive living outdoors.” Eventually the land was sold to Geauga Park District to be used as a public park. With outdoor trails and unique habitat features, this venue will feel like a true getaway for you and your guests. Surrounded by large forest trees, ravines and unique birds, you’ll be nestled in nature as you exchange your vows. Celebrate your nuptials and toast to your new beginning at Sunnybrook Preserve Lodge.

Venue Style



Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 48 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 48 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 6:00AM. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $100 for a ceremony and reception and includes 17 hours of rental time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding is $100. Please note, rental fees (not including utility fees) are waived for county residents; inquire with venue for details. Special use permit is required for bringing in rental items (i.e. chairs). Please note, heat is turned on for all reservations taking place between October 15 through April 1st; heat fee is $30 per session.





Amenities Included

Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
No kitchen
Public parking

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
No amplified music allowed
No smoking
Music must end by 11:00PM
Usage of musical devices such as CD players, speakers, DJs and live bands are prohibited
Special use permit is required for bringing in rental items (i.e. chairs)